Home School Legal Defense Association
is a nonprofit advocacy organization established
to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family
freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong
voice when and where needed.
HSLDA advocates on the legal front by fully representing member
families at every stage of proceedings. Each year, thousands of member families receive legal consultation by letter and phone,
hundreds more are represented through negotiations with local officials, and dozens are represented in court proceedings.
HSLDA also takes the offensive, filing actions to protect members against government intrusion and to establish legal precedent.
On occasion, HSLDA will handle precedent-setting cases for nonmembers, as well.
on Capitol Hill by tracking federal legislation that affects homeschooling and parental rights. HSLDA works to defeat
or amend harmful bills, but also works proactively, introducing legislation to protect and preserve family freedoms.
HSLDA advocates in state legislatures, at the invitation of state homeschool organizations, by assisting
individual states in drafting language to improve their homeschool legal environment and to fight harmful legislation.
HSLDA advocates in the media by presenting articulate and knowledgeable spokesmen to the press
on the subject of homeschooling. HSLDA staff members are regularly called upon for radio, television, and print interviews,
and their writings are frequently published in newspapers and magazines across the country. HSLDA’s own bimonthly magazine,
The Home School Court Report, provides news and commentary on a host of current issues affecting homeschoolers. And
its two-minute daily radio broadcast, Home School Heartbeat, can be heard on nearly 500 radio stations.
HSLDA advocates for the movement by commissioning and presenting quality research on the progress
of homeschooling. Whether it’s in print, from the podium, or on the air, HSLDA provides insightful vision and leadership
for the cause of homeschooling.
Home School Legal Defense Association . . . tens
of thousands of American families working through more than 50 dedicated staff members to preserve each other’s right
to homeschool . . . together, “Advocates for Family & Freedom.”